Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Footprints


One night I had a dream--I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord and across the sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints, one belonged to me and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of my life flashed before me,I looked back at the footprints in the sand.I noticed that many times along the path of my life,there was only one set of footprints.I also noticed that it happened at the very lowestand saddest times in my life. This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it. "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,you would walk with me all the way,but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my lifethere is only one set of footprints. "I don't understand why in times when I needed you most,you should leave me." The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child,I love you and I would never, never leave youduring your times of trial and suffering. "When you saw only one set of footprints,it was then that I carried you."...Mary Stevenson

5 comments:

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

This story gives me goosebumps everytime I read it!

Heidi said...

Definitely one of the best stories! Very cool beach pictures!

~Kimberly said...

This story is always in the back of my mind during hard times! Keeps you going!!! Love the photos!

lori vliegen said...

this is one of my all-time favorites! love the photo, too! :)

the undomesticated wife said...

A favorite of mine!